LEVOCARNIL 500MG contains Levocarnitine which belongs to the group of medicines called amino acid derivatives. It is used to treat both primary and secondary carnitine deficiency in adults and in children. Carnitine is a natural substance acquired mostly through the diet and plays a substantial physiological role in mammalian energy metabolism. It is very essential for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes.
Deficiency of carnitine leads to encephalopathy (severe brain dysfunction), cardiomyopathy (weakened and enlarged heart), vomiting, confusion, muscle weakness and decreased blood sugar levels. Levocarnitine tablets boosts the level of endogenous carnitine and give your body more energy.
The most common side effect of this medicine are GI disorders like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea. To avoid them, this medicine should be consumed at regular intervals evenly throughout the day. It is for oral use only. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption while taking this medicine, because it can interfere with the effects of LEVOCARNIL 500MG. Talk to your doctor before you are taking this medicine, if you have severe kidney problems. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.